Listen to Geronimo!’s Riotous, Propulsive “Spitting In The Ocean”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 04.24.14 in News

On the furiously-kicking “Spitting in the Ocean,” Illinois group Geronimo! pull off a nearly-impossible fusion, combining panicked post-punk clawing and kicking with a chorus so aerodynamic it yanks the song 500 feet into the sky. The combination of the warring aesthetics makes the song feel nervy and vital — one minute it’s kicking down walls, the next it’s apologizing, re-assembling them and dressing them with a fresh coat of paint. The song is a preview of the forthcoming Cheap Trick, which will be released by the excellent and ever-reliable label Exploding in Sound on May 13. Like “Spitting,” it’s full of roaring rock songs that volley from frantic to melodic and back again — a blinding rocket ride, right into the heart of the sun.

Geronimo! On Tour
04/16 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle w/ Speedy Ortiz
05/01 – Chicago, IL @ Emporium
05/02 – Beloit, WI @ C Haus w/ A Severe Joy
05/03 – Rockford, IL @ Rockford Art Deli w/ A Severe Joy & Bloom
05/04 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Grumpton Manor w/ A Severe Joy, Orphanage, Bobby McManus, & more
05/05 – Grand Rapids, MI @ House of Pancakes w/ Goddammit
05/06 – Kalamazoo, MI
05/07 – Pittsburgh, PA
05/08 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar w/ Cottage Jefferson
05/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Purling Hiss, Vulture Shit, Lost Boy ? & more
05/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio w/ Ovlov, LVL UP & Dead Wives
05/11 – Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s w/ Kal Marks
05/12 – Portland, ME @ Bunker Brewing w/ A Severe Joy
05/13 – Lowell, MA @ Wilder Zangcraft w/ Kal Marks
05/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Dog Morgue w/ Snoozer, Ovlov, LVL UP, LMI
05/16 – Baltimore, MD
05/17 – Columbus, OH @ Tree Bar w/ Speed Governor